H20 Music Festival Cotton Bowl Saturday, June 9 See also: Scenes from the H20 Music Festival I stood at the entrance of the "House That Doak Built," watching Dallas Fire and Rescue workers help a middle-age Hispanic lady onto a stretcher, and I couldn't help but think about how much of a misnomer ... More >>
Edgefest 21 with Jane's Addiction, Weezer, Social Distortion, Flogging Molly and othersPizza Hut Park in FriscoApril 30, 2011 Better than: staying at home, engaged in a rousing game of Tetris. Every year, in the cruel summer heat, KDGE-102.1-FM The Edge's annual Edgefest concert draws large cr ... More >>
Joe PugBack in July of last year in the paper version of DC9, we stated that folk troubadour and musical entrepreneur Joe Pug "devised a strategy for marketing himself that simply wouldn't have been possible only a few years ago." We were talking about the Internet, of course -- and in the blo ... More >>
It's not often that, when you call up a band for an interview, the conversation gets kicked off by the interview subject asking the interviewer what to do with a vegetable that "looks like an old lady's finger." And yet, when I recently caught up with Tokyo Police Club drummer Greg Alsop in advance ... More >>
Best Coast lurves cats.Best Coast isn't Bethany Consentino's first foray into music -- before starting her most recent project, the 23-year-old flirted with the major label circuit when her teenage singer-songwriter material caught their ears, and, a few years later, she started Pocahaunted, whic ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Thursday, October 28, 2010...Billy Ray Cyrus and his wife has filed for divorce from his wife. I guess that leaves him more time to be Miley's creepy dad.Who knew Rivers Cuomo was such a Toni Braxton fan? Tired of looking in the mirror and thinking ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Tuesday, November 3, 2009...Hot Chip have announced plans for a new album. It's good to see that dance-rock isn't dead just yet.Britpop legend Ian Brown was arrested for "allegedly" beating his wife. Gives "Bye, Bye Badman" new meaning...It's hard to tell w ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Friday, August 28, 2009... Rivers Cuomo says he basically ripped off "Undone (The Sweater Song)" from Metallica. Nathan Followill says Kings of Leon's new record is going to sound like Radiohead and Thin Lizzy. I guess that's a break from U2, ri ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Wednesday, May 26, 2009... Let's hope that Zooey Dechanel and M. Ward haven't started a bad Hollywood trend. Unfortunately, it's looking like they did: Scarlett Johansson and Pete Yorn have teamed up for a duets album titled Break Up. After Snuggie-mania s ... More >>
Brian Bell isn't so hot on comparisons between past Weezer records and the latest
With six months X'd off of the calendar year, we look back at the best music of the year—and wonder which albums we'll remember come December
La Lechuza (Latest Flame)
Matt Sharp reunites the Rentals, all because of Dallas' Sara Radle. No, really.
Confessions on a Dance Floor (Maverick)
Weezer's sullen front man trades good songwriting for meditation. Such a pity, indeed.
In which the author joins MySpace. Finally.
July 10 | July 16
Maybe This Christmas (Nettwerk)
These are your choices, not ours, for the best musicians in town
Narrow margins remind us that everyone's a winner
Don't call it a comeback: Weezer's been here for years. Their fans have, anyway.
Bill's Records get Hitchcock; Quality Park fills Centro-Matic; Tripping Daisy headlines and mainlines Joe Butcher; Go Metric stays
There's not enough time in the day to release all of Bob Pollard's music
The Rentals' Matt Sharp goes out of his way for Seven More Minutes
A Dallas supergroup forms to play...Weezer songs?
Radish's Ben Kwellar needs a rock and roll mentor, and a guy named Joe is just the man for the job